Fields of Blood
Religion and the History of Violence
Fields of Blood delves into the complicated relationship between religion and warfare throughout history. Karen Armstrong, a renowned writer on religion, explores the perceived link between the world's religions and war, while issuing a passionate defense of the peaceful nature of faith. Armstrong looks at the history of major traditions, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Judaism, to provide unprecedented insight into the role of religion in human conflict. This thought-provoking book offers hope for peace among believers of different faiths in our time.